Missed Playoffs
52-51 (.505)
6th place in AL East

Due to a mid-season players' strike, the season was divided into a first half and a second half. The division winner of each half played each other in a five-game divisional series. The Cincinnati Reds, despite having the best overall record during the season, finished 2nd in both halves, so did not qualify for the post-season.

Manager Dave Garcia
General Manager Phil Seghi
Team Owner Francis J. "Steve"" O'Neill"
Ballpark Cleveland Stadium
Attendance 661,395
Average 12,248

1981 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 13 George Alpert OF
2 39 Neal Heaton P
4 90 Randy Washington OF
5 116 Rich Doyle P
6 142 Matt Kinzer P

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